SHORT TERM PHYSICAL THERAPY TREATMENT FOR NECK PAIN

Arbnore Ibrahimaj Gashi, Arjeta Azemi, Seryozha Gontarev, Vujica Zivkovic

Neck pain among most patients is considered as simple neck pain without a specific cause, contributing factors in neck pain are considered poor posture, occupational activities, mechanical changes in spine, also anxiety and depression. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the effectiveness of short term physical therapy for treatment of neck pain. This research was carried out at the Diagnostic Therapeutic Centre "Rezonanca" in Pristina, this research was conducted during March-June in year 2017 at physiotherapy department, the study was prospective and short term. The total number of patients incorporated in the study was 25 out of 75, 30-80 years old of both sexes with pain in cervical region lasting more than three months. The survey was short term, lasting 21 days. Patients were treated with physical therapy protocol for 10 sessions. The evaluation of patients was done before and after treatment by Visual Analogue Scale of pain from 0-10. After statistical analysis with t-test we found important statistical significance assessing the degree of pain before and after treatment (t = 7.201, P>0.05). Regarding the age group in relation with diagnoses we can notice that age group 47-52 years was the most influenced age and the frequency of patients was higher with diagnosed cervical pain radiated in the left arm. The combination of physical exercises and modalities of physical therapy plays a significant role in the treatment of cervical pain

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